Archive for category: Olympique de Marseille

The Marseille Stadium Mystery

The Marseille Stadium Mystery

So, Ligue 1 kicks off again in a month’s time on Saturday 9th August, with one of those chaotic season-opening multiplexes where the TV coverage is a frantic mix of that bingity bing-bing, bing-bing bing noise that tells you the coverage is moving, just as a man desperately yells “But à Gerland!” (just an […]

Olympique de Marseille: 2013/14 Season Review

Olympique de Marseille: 2013/14 Season Review

Marseille both started and finished the season relatively well. But in between they had all sorts of problems and a 6th place finish was way below their expected level. Tipped by many to be a dark horse for the title, or at least to finish second, fans had very little […]

Preview: The Olympico – Marseille v Lyon

Preview: The Olympico – Marseille v Lyon

This Sunday sees one of the classic confrontations in Ligue 1 as Olympique Marseille take on Olympique Lyonnais in a match that we like to call “The Olympico”. Sixth plays Fifth, with five points between them, and a place in Europe is at stake. As Marseille continue to try to […]

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22

Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22

Just a few days after dealing with the blow of losing star striker Falcao, possibly until the end of the season, AS Monaco (2nd in the table) host Olympique de Marseille (5th) on Sunday to stay alive in the Ligue 1 title race. Claudio Ranieri’s side is under pressure after […]

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

The round of 32 draw has given us the second Derby de la Cote d’Azur of the season between Marseille and Nice.  Having both knocked out Ligue 1 opposition in the previous round, the south coast clubs will be eager to claim the win – and with both sitting outside […]

Coupe de France : Marseille- Reims

The final game of the weekend’s cup bonanza takes place at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday night when Olympique de Marseille take on fellow Ligue 1 residents Stade de Reims. Both these clubs have been tremendously successful in their respective eras; these two sides have a combined total of fifteen […]

Marseille: A project … but what project?

Marseille: A project … but what project?

The day after the defeat to Arsenal, many harsh words were written about Olympique de Marseille. Some were quick to say that Baup’s team selection was an insult to the Champions League. Rightly or wrongly,  those claims do highlight the problem of French clubs and Europe. However, at Marseille, they […]